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next visited nearby house of villages
named Suginin to get firing data -
is firing tiles by the kropokak
system (no kiln) - wood stacked
in + among layers of tiles with final
covering of dried bamboo leaves
- is a Gragung - style kiln in
Sugimin's yard which he built on his own but can't use
reason that Gragung kiln uses mainly
larahan + hence burns at a lower
temperature
in this area not enough larahan +
villagers usually fire with purchased
wood - if use wood in Gragung
kiln the edges of the tiles will
melt

Sugiman + one child work together
to produce an ave. of 100 tiles
a day in dry season (8 mo.), less
in rainy
this is not, however, their only or
even main source of income
since have sawah

tiles sold to tengkulaks + bicycle
bakuls

((notes from same day cont. p.26 this book))


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Aug 7, 79  same day                          
 
[[strikethrough]] [[?]] [[/strikethrough]] visited in Purwosari also 7 families of roof tile makers

first visited a kiln open on both ends 
called gobons - usually used
for roof tiles but today was being 
used for bricks
different firing materials used for  
these 2 products
1. for tiles they are stacked with
tikar from the Garum cigarette
factory in Kudus & the stack is
then covered top & sides w/ bamboo
leaves - original use of
mats as tobacco covers

[[margin]] can mix wood & mats

1 truk of mats costs 7000 RpRp
and - use half a truk or slightly
more for this amount of tiles

2. for bricks use [[strikethrough]] either [[/strikethrough all berambut
[[strikethrough]] [[?]] [[/strikethrough]]

this open ended kiln can handle
4000 bricks at a time but this
morning only 3000 fired
more usual method of firing
bricks is termed linggan - large
outdoor (not roofed over) stacks
(non-kiln) of 20,000-50,000 at a
time

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